8 February 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-9
Registration is now open for AGU’s inaugural Science Policy Conference, taking place in Washington, D.C. from Monday, 30 April – Thursday, 3 May 2012. This new conference will bring together scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders to discuss natural hazards, natural resources, oceans, and Arctic science as it relates to challenges facing our society. Communicating the important role of science in these subjects is vital to ensuring the continued investment in the research that supports our economy, public safety, and national security. All sessions will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center conveniently located near the White House, Capitol Hill, and mass transit. The communications training session for scientists will be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, which is also the official conference hotel.
Just a few reminders about important deadlines:
- The abstract deadline for poster submissions is 22 February.
- Information about housing is available here. AGU has reserved a block of rooms for attendees at theHamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel. The deadline to book a reservation is 30 March.
- The deadline to register is 30 March.
We are continuing to add even more excellent speakers! Here are a few recently confirmed speakers:
- Marcia McNutt, Director, United States Geological Survey
- Rear Admiral Frederick Kenney, Judge Advocate General, US Coast Guard
- Scott Doney, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Bob Marshall, President and CEO, Earth Networks
- Carl Hedde, Head of Accumulation Risk, Munich Re America
Be sure to check the conference home page for more updates! We hope to see you there!